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Sunday 05/17/2015
911 Funding Bill Dies
Posted: May 17, 2015

A bill that would have provided counties a new way to fund 911 services will not pass the Missouri Legislature this year, according to a state senator.

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Saturday 05/16/2015
Most Area Legislators Support Right-to-Work, State Rep. Dave Hinson Opposes Bill
Posted: May 16, 2015

Two area state representatives supported the controversial right-to-work bill that passed the Legislature this week, and the local state senator supported it as well.

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Local Legislators Comment on House Speaker Controversy
Posted: May 16, 2015

Two local state representatives shared their thoughts on the controversy involving Missouri Speaker of the House John Diehl exchanging sexually charged text messages with a college freshman intern.

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Wednesday 01/21/2015
No Races for Washington Council Seats
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 12:13 pm

There will be no races for Washington City Council seats on the April municipal election ballot.

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Monday 01/12/2015
McCaskill says she won't run for Missouri governor in 2016
Updated: January 13, 2015 - 2:17 pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Monday that she won't run for Missouri governor in 2016, avoiding a potential Democratic primary with Missouri's attorney general.

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Thursday 01/01/2015
Bill Seeks Public Vote to Fill Vacated Commission Seats
Posted: January 01, 2015

The process to replace county commissioners who do not complete their terms would be changed under a bill filed by Justin Alferman, who was elected state representative this year.

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Thursday 12/18/2014
Red Light Cameras Would Be on Ballot Under Curtman’s Bill
Posted: December 18, 2014

State Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Union, has prefiled a bill for next year’s legislative session to allow voters to decide whether red light cameras and other automated traffic control systems should be banned.

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Tuesday 12/16/2014
Sheriff Toelke Won't Seek Re-Election in 2016
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 9:51 am

After serving as Franklin County’s chief law enforcement official since 1988, Sheriff Gary Toelke says its time to hang up his gunbelt.

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Saturday 11/08/2014
Republicans Dominate House, Senate Races
Posted: November 08, 2014

Republicans ran away with the election Tuesday night among Franklin County voters.

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Door Disappointed With Voter Turnout in Tuesday Election
Posted: November 08, 2014

Voter turnout in Tuesday’s general election in Franklin County was 38 percent.

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Recorder Not Issuing Same-Sex Licenses
Updated: November 10, 2014 - 3:46 pm

Same-sex couples will not be issued marriage licenses in Franklin County, despite a judge’s ruling that the state’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional

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Voters Approve Combined Sewer District to Meet New Pollution Regulations
Posted: November 08, 2014

Voters approved a ballot measure to combine three sewer districts in eastern Franklin County into one district to more cost effectively meet new state pollution control regulations, according to an official.

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Sunday 11/02/2014
County Candidates File Final Finance Reports Before Vote
Posted: November 02, 2014

Committees for candidates seeking Franklin County office have filed their final campaign finance reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission going into Tuesday’s general election.

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Saturday 11/01/2014
Four Amendments Will Be Decided by Voters
Posted: November 01, 2014

Four state constitutional amendments will be decided by Missouri voters in the Tuesday general election.

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Thursday 10/30/2014
Metcalf, Carroll Vie For Recorder Seat
Posted: October 30, 2014

Two newcomers will face off for the Franklin County recorder of deeds position in the Nov. 4 general election — Jennifer Metcalf and Judy Carroll.

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